Shun Large Higo Nokami Gentleman's Knife

With its slim profile, light weight and folding blade, the Higo Nokami knife allows you to enjoy the precision of Japan's legendary Shun cutlery anytime, anywhere. Regarded as Japan's first pocketknife, the Higo design dates from the mid 19th century. Foldout razor-sharp blade of high-carbon stain-resistant VG-10 steel. Perfectly sized for cutting steak at dinner or slicing fruit and cheese for a picnic. PakkaWood handle is resin-infused for lasting moisture resistance. Handle is inlaid with a silver-and-brass emblem from an ancient samurai family crest. A simple locking mechanism holds the 3 3/4"-long blade firmly in place while in use. Handcrafted in Japan.
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Customer Reviews for Shun Large Higo Nokami Gentleman's Knife
Review 1 for Shun Large Higo Nokami Gentleman's Knife
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,Hudson
,OH
December 28, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great Knife!
December 28, 2014
First of all, the knife pictured here is not the exact model of Shun Gentlemen knife that was purchased. The knife delivered to me must have been a newer model. The insignia and bolts are slightly different. So, please update the picture with the most recent model.
As far as construction quality, this knife is absolutely beautiful and amazingly constructed. The attention to detail is immaculate! The only possible flaw that I can find with the knife is the thickness of the blade. It could actually be a little thinner. This thing will slice through a medium rare steak like butter. However, if you are cutting a piece of firm fruit you will have to push a little bit due to the thickness of the blade. My Opinel slim no 10 is better at cutting an apple or tomato.
That being said. This knife is marketed as a foldable steak knife and I have not come across a better one at this point in time.
Pros: Quality, Balance, Size, Sharpness
Cons: thick blade